San Diego International Airport – Airport Support Facilities Project Wins 2023 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award

San Diego Airport front view of airport office building
San Diego Airport office building

C&S is proud to announce the honor of winning a 2023 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award, in the Design-Build Building category. The San Diego International Airport – Airport Support Facilities (ASF) project was a multi-year, design-build project to design, construct and relocate ASF to both replace and upgrade aged infrastructure. The project exemplifies excellence in Design-Build best practices, and demonstrates interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation and problem solving.

Award acceptance at AGC event

Teamed with Sundt and HOK, C&S was the lead engineer providing civil engineering services for the design and construction. The project consists of three facilities: Airport Fueling Operations Administration Offices, Facilities Management Department’s warehouse and administration buildings, and a new Belly Cargo Facility. These facilities were relocated to three separate on-airport sites (totaling over 20 acres of redevelopment) including three new AOA access gates, site utilities, and storm water facilities that begin to implement components of the Airport’s Storm Water Master Plan. The project used phased construction to ensure uninterrupted airport operations and controlled access points. The functional requirements established by the airport were met or exceeded, all while using design build best practices to maintain budgets and schedule.

San Diego Airport construction of the stormwater containment cistern

The project encompasses four buildings spread out over three separate sites across the San Diego International Airport, plus a 3.2-million-gallon underground stormwater containment cistern, and associated concrete apron and site improvements. The project totals 161,718-square-feet.

The ASF project is not only an exemplary example of building a unique project, but it is also a sustainable project. The project delivered all buildings as LEED Gold, except the FMD Administration Building which was delivered as LEED Platinum. In addition, all buildings were delivered as Zero-Net-Carbon (pending Airport submittal). The project was also the recipient of the 2020 Environmental Excellence Award from the Industrial Environmental Association.

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